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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forsake  \For*sake"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forsook};  p.  p.  {Forsaken};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forsaking}.]  [AS.  forsacan  to  oppose,  refuse; 
  for-  +  sacan  to  contend,  strive;  akin  to  Goth.  sakan.  See 
  {For-},  and  {Sake}.] 
  1.  To  quit  or  leave  entirely;  to  desert;  to  abandon;  to 
  depart  or  withdraw  from  to  leave  as  false  friends  and 
  flatterers  forsake  us  in  adversity. 
 
  If  his  children  forsake  my  law,  and  walk  not  in  my 
  judgments.  --Ps.  lxxxix 
  30. 
 
  2.  To  renounce;  to  reject;  to  refuse. 
 
  If  you  forsake  the  offer  of  their  love.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  abandon;  quit  desert;  fail  relinquish;  give  up 
  renounce;  reject.  See  {Abandon}. 




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